Winter Fun Cascade Mountain anchors winter fun in Portage

Winter Fun

Welcome to Portage. We invite you to stay overnight and then experience our great winter recreation. Cascade Mountain Ski & Snowboard Area is located just three miles south of Portage. Fun for the entire family. Tubing, skiing, and snowboarding opportunities abound.

Snowmobiling, ice skating and curling are popular winter activities that you can experience in Portage, also.

Finally, your winter adventure awaits! Make the most of your time away. Plan to stay in Portage. Click Here for places to stay!

Cascade Mountain

Cascade Mountain, just four miles from town, offers great skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. Some of the 42 ski trails are steep and challenging to any skier, while others are over a mile long and fun for beginners.

Free skiing to kids 12 & under accompanied by a paid adult.


Snowmobile trails near Portage link Columbia County throughout the state. The Winnebago Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club maintains 32 miles of trails. Gain access to numerous motels and restaurants in the Portage area.

Snowmobile maps are available at the Portage Chamber office.


Established in 1850, the Portage Curling Club is a four-sheet facility operating from late October until March each year, offering leagues and tournaments in winter.

Played on a level sheet of ice, the object of curling is to gain points by “throwing the stone” closest to the center of the “house target” on the opposite end of the rink.

Ice Skating & Sledding

Outdoor ice skating is enjoyed on Bridal Pond in Pauquette Park. The Portage Park and Recreation Department clears snow each winter on Bridal Pond to enable ice skating.

Known to most Portage residents as “The Gully”, Sunrise Park is our winter sledding area for kids.